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mstdmstd

running XFdrake there is no ViewSonic VA902

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Hi, All

 

I have videocard nVidia GeForce 9600 GT and ViewSonic VA902

Problem is that running XFdrake there is no ViewSonic VA902 in selection. The nearest item is ViewSonic VA800.

I select it and it seems for me that not all is ok, my screen is rather hard for my eyes,my eyes quickly becomes tired.

 

It seems to me that all is ok with my videocard:

$ rpm -qa | grep nvidia
nvidia-current-kernel-2.6.33.7-server-2mnb-195.36.24-3mdv2010.1
nvidia-current-kernel-2.6.33.7-desktop-2mnb-195.36.24-3mdv2010.1
libkwinnvidiahack4-4.4.5-0.2mdv2010.2
x11-driver-video-nvidia-current-195.36.24-3mdv2010.1
nvidia-current-doc-html-195.36.24-3mdv2010.1
dkms-nvidia-current-195.36.24-3mdv2010.1

$ rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-desktop-devel-latest-2.6.33.7-2mnb2
kernel-desktop-2.6.33.7-2mnb-1-1mnb2
nvidia-current-kernel-2.6.33.7-server-2mnb-195.36.24-3mdv2010.1
kernel-firmware-20100217-1mnb2
nvidia-current-kernel-2.6.33.7-desktop-2mnb-195.36.24-3mdv2010.1
kernel-desktop-devel-2.6.33.7-2mnb-1-1mnb2
kernel-desktop-latest-2.6.33.7-2mnb2
kernel-server-latest-2.6.33.7-2mnb2
kernel-server-2.6.33.7-2mnb-1-1mnb2

$ lspci | grep VGA
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G94 [GeForce 9600 GT] (rev a1)

$ dmesg | grep nvidia 
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
nvidia 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNED] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
nvidia 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64

$ /usr/bin/glxinfo | grep -E "direct|vendor"
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
   GL_EXT_Cg_shader, GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test, GL_EXT_direct_state_access,

 

Several printscreens:

d1a1a5838cb7t.jpg

 

0dab7c7b27det.jpg

 

ed9508ad3450t.jpg

 

 

/etc/X11/xorg.conf:

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (mandrake@n1.mandriva.com)  Tue May  4 23:34:01 UTC 2010

# File generated by XFdrake (rev )
# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier     "layout1"
   Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
   InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
   InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
   Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Module"
   Load           "v4l" # Video for Linux
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"

# allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
   #DontZoom # disable <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
   Option         "DontZap" "False" # disable <Ctrl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
   Option         "allowmouseopenfail"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

   # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
   Identifier     "Keyboard0"
   Driver         "kbd"
   Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
   Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

   # generated from default
   Identifier     "Mouse0"
   Driver         "mouse"
   Option         "Protocol" "auto"
   Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
   Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
   Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

   # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
   # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
   Identifier     "monitor1"
   VendorName     "ViewSonic"
   ModelName      "ViewSonic VA800"
   HorizSync       30.0 - 82.0
   VertRefresh     50.0 - 75.0
   ModeLine       "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630
   ModeLine       "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier     "Monitor0"
   VendorName     "Unknown"
   ModelName      "ViewSonic VA902"
   HorizSync       30.0 - 82.0
   VertRefresh     50.0 - 85.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier     "device1"
   Driver         "nvidia"
   VendorName     "nVidia Corporation"
   BoardName      "NVIDIA GeForce 6100 to GeForce 360"
   Option         "DPMS"
   Option         "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
   Option         "TwinView"
   Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier     "Device0"
   Driver         "nvidia"
   VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
   BoardName      "GeForce 9600 GT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier     "screen1"
   Device         "device1"
   Monitor        "monitor1"
   DefaultDepth    24
   SubSection     "Display"
       Depth       8
       Modes      "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection     "Display"
       Depth       15
       Modes      "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection     "Display"
       Depth       16
       Modes      "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection     "Display"
       Depth       24
       Modes      "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"

# Removed Option "metamodes" "1280x1024_75 +0+0; 1280x1024 +0+0; 1152x864 +0+0; 1024x768 +0+0; 832x624 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0; 320x240 +0+0"
   Identifier     "Screen0"
   Device         "Device0"
   Monitor        "Monitor0"
   DefaultDepth    24
   Option         "TwinView" "0"
   Option         "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
   Option         "metamodes" "1280x1024_60 +0+0; 1280x1024_75 +0+0; 1152x864 +0+0; 1024x768 +0+0; 832x624 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0; 320x240 +0+0"
   SubSection     "Display"
       Depth       24
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Can this problem be as wrong ViewSonic selection in XFdrake or can be some other reason?

Mandriva Linux 2010.2 with KDE

Edited by mstdmstd

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I read it, but that is not still clear for me...

Please, clarify, which parameters and how have I to tune in my xorg.conf:

 

   Section "Monitor"

       # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
       # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
       Identifier     "monitor1"
       VendorName     "ViewSonic"
       ModelName      "ViewSonic VA800"
       HorizSync       30.0 - 82.0
       VertRefresh     50.0 - 75.0
       ModeLine       "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630
       ModeLine       "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
   EndSection

   Section "Monitor"
       Identifier     "Monitor0"
       VendorName     "Unknown"
       ModelName      "ViewSonic VA902"
       HorizSync       30.0 - 82.0
       VertRefresh     50.0 - 85.0
   EndSection

 

 

Is it ok 2 Section "Monitor" sections ?

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You just need one monitor section.

 

What you need are ModeLines that match your monitor. I thought you could pull modeline numbers from the link I gave you.

 

 

Alternately:

 

Creating monitor modelines for xorg.conf

The GTF XFree86 modeline generator is a utility for calculating VESA GTF modes. Given the desired horizontal and vertical resolutions and refresh rate (in Hz), the parameters for a matching VESA GTF mode are printed out.

 

$ gtf 1280 1024 85

 

# 1280x1024 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 91.38 kHz; pclk: 159.36 MHz

Modeline "1280x1024_85.00" 159.36 1280 1376 1512 1744 1024 1025 1028 1075 -HSync +Vsync

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An easier way maybe is to generate a new one for your machine. If X is not already running, simply:

 

X -configure

 

will generate /root/xorg.conf.new and you can then copy this to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. You can also let Xorg detect everything automatically by completely deleting /etc/X11/xorg.conf and see if it's any better.

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I tried to set Modeline from commands

$ gtf 1280 1024 85

and

$ gtf 1280 1024 75

But I did not see any difference

 

Rebooting as single user and running

X -configure 

I get error(from /var/log/Xorg.0.log file):

 

 

 

X.Org X Server 1.7.7
Release Date: 2010-05-04
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux_2.6.22.18-server-1mdv Mandriva
Current Operating System: Linux localhost 2.6.33.7-desktop-2mnb #1 SMP Mon Sep 20 19:00:25 UTC 2010 i686
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=UUID=58700dd9-f9e2-41b0-927a-fc277a6ac975 resume=UUID=4b9baa21-0cba-4181-8430-f14ca9a61a10 splash=silent vga=788
Build Date: 04 May 2010  10:04:18PM

Current version of pixman: 0.18.2
Before reporting problems, check http://qa.mandriva.com
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Sep 11 09:37:13 2011
(II) Loader magic: 0x821af40
(II) Module ABI versions:
X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
X.Org Video Driver: 6.0
X.Org XInput driver : 7.0
X.Org Server Extension : 2.0
(--) using VT number 2

(--) PCI:*(0:2:0:0) 10de:0622:0000:0000 nVidia Corporation G94 [GeForce 9600 GT] rev 161, Mem @ 0xdf000000/16777216, 0xc0000000/268435456, 0xdc000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x0000ec00/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/524288
List of video drivers:
trident
ztv
geode
sisimedia
r128
sis
neomagic
mga
vmware
intel
ati
cirrus
vmwlegacy
glint
openchrome
savage
nv
mach64
tdfx
radeon
s3virge
sisusb
v4l
nouveau
radeonhd
s3
fbdev
vesa
(II) LoadModule: "trident"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/trident_drv.so
(II) Module trident: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.1, module version = 1.3.3
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "ztv"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ztv_drv.so
(II) Module ztv: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 0.0.1
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "geode"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/geode_drv.so
(II) Module geode: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 2.11.8
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "sisimedia"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/sisimedia_drv.so
(II) Module sisimedia: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.6.902, module version = 0.8.0
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "r128"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/r128_drv.so
(II) Module r128: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.1, module version = 6.8.1
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "sis"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/sis_drv.so
(II) Module sis: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.1, module version = 0.10.2
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "neomagic"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/neomagic_drv.so
(II) Module neomagic: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.4, module version = 1.2.4
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "mga"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/mga_drv.so
(II) Module mga: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.1, module version = 1.4.11
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "vmware"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vmware_drv.so
(II) Module vmware: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.5, module version = 11.0.1
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(--) vmware: X configured to use vmwgfx X driver assume who ever did that knows what they are doing
(--) vmware: Please ignore above "[drm] failed to load kernel  module "vmwgfx""
(II) vmware: Using vmwlegacy driver everything is fine.

Backtrace:
0: /etc/X11/X (xorg_backtrace+0x37) [0x80e9127]
1: /etc/X11/X (0x8048000+0x60a3a) [0x80a8a3a]
2: (vdso) (__kernel_rt_sigreturn+0x0) [0xffffe40c]
3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vmware_drv.so (0xb70ed000+0x758) [0xb70ed758]
4: /etc/X11/X (0x8048000+0x1216f5) [0x81696f5]
5: /etc/X11/X (xf86LoadModules+0xee) [0x80b60ae]
6: /etc/X11/X (DoConfigure+0x75) [0x816f3f5]
7: /etc/X11/X (InitOutput+0x1d9) [0x80b8069]
8: /etc/X11/X (0x8048000+0x1ae70) [0x8062e70]
9: /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xe6) [0xb73afb96]
10: /etc/X11/X (0x8048000+0x1ac11) [0x8062c11]
Segmentation fault at address (nil)

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting


Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
 at http://qa.mandriva.com
for help. 
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

 

 

Actually I want to move from Fedora 14 to Mandriva 2010. In both cases I use kde and installe nvidia driver.

I was using Fedora 12 and 14 for more 1 year. Installing Mandriva 2010 I found that my screen is rather hard for my eyes, my eyes quickly becomes tired

I thought, maybe my eyes have some time to become habitual to Mandriva ? I am sitting on Mandriva about 1 and half monthes and still my screen is rather hard for my eyes...

 

I returned to Fedora 14 with KDE and I feel that it is much easier for my eyes... In Fedora after installing nvidia and setting in nvidia-settings application screen Resolution(1280*1024,75Hz) I do not tune xorg.conf manually in any way...

 

How can it be ? That it is rather frustrating for me...

 

 

I run command X -configure in single user in Fedora 14 and I get next xorg.conf file (without error as in Mandriva as I wrote before):

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 280.11  (mockbuild@hephaestus.wilsonet.com)  Sun Jul 31 18:17:52 EDT 2011

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 280.11  (mockbuild@)  Sun Jul 31 17:57:41 EDT 2011

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier     "Default Layout"
   Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
   InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
   InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
   Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

   # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
   Identifier     "Keyboard0"
   Driver         "keyboard"
   Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
   Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

   # generated from default
   Identifier     "Mouse0"
   Driver         "mouse"
   Option         "Protocol" "auto"
   Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
   Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
   Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier     "Monitor0"
   VendorName     "Unknown"
   ModelName      "ViewSonic VA902"
   HorizSync       30.0 - 82.0
   VertRefresh     50.0 - 85.0
   Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier     "Videocard0"
   Driver         "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier     "Device0"
   Driver         "nvidia"
   VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
   BoardName      "GeForce 9600 GT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier     "Default Screen"
   Device         "Videocard0"
   Monitor        "Monitor0"
   SubSection     "Display"
       Modes      "nvidia-auto-select"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier     "Screen0"
   Device         "Device0"
   Monitor        "Monitor0"
   DefaultDepth    24
   Option         "TwinView" "0"
   Option         "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
   Option         "metamodes" "1280x1024_75 +0+0; nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
   SubSection     "Display"
       Depth       24
   EndSubSection
EndSection

 

What is the difference between Fedora 14 and Mandriva ?

 

I think I can try to copy this file as /etc/x11/xorg.conf in Mandriva file or even to copy to Mandriva xorg.conf from My Feodra system, but is it safe? As I read wrong configuration in xorg.conf can fisically damage of monitor ?

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